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. >> you're a wizard, harry. >> i'm a what? >> reporter: merchandise. a theme park. the harry potter universe, j.k. rowling's creation, has spell bound millions. now, rowling has left her wizarding world behind for an adult novel called "the casual vacancy." you've gone from the ultimate fantasy to the ultimate reality. >> i've gone from dragons and unicorns and all the fun that's involved in writing that, to a book that intensely personal. that expresses a lot of my reality. >> reporter: rowling insists the book is not a memoir. but she did draw on the darker times of her life to craft her characters. >> we have an adult character in the book who has obsessive compulsive disorder. these are things i know from the inside. yeah. >> reporter: the ocd part of it, as well? >> when i was in my teens i had issues with ocd. >> reporter: how did it manifest? >> compulsions. checking things. very common. double-checking. triple-checking. >> reporter: some might wonder why rowling, an almost billionaire, would bother writing another book, putting her reputation on the line. how will you decide
and so is j.k. rowling. author who made harry potter a household name has now cast her spell on adults. her new novel, the casual vacancy will be on store shelves today. and it's about as far from the wizarding world as you can get. the book has just gone on sale in britain. that's where we find cnn's aaron mclaughlin. good morning. they are calling this potter to potty mouth, the huge anticipation for this book is palpable. a lot of the details have been kept secret. you managed to get your hands on it. how did you do that? >> reporter: good morning, alena. yes, i have. i was not one of the few journalists selected to get an advanced copy or to read the book in advance. i got it just like anyone else here in the uk can at this point coming to their local book store. it's also available on e-reader. so far, this book, we have not seen the frenzy here in the uk that we saw for the launch of the harry potter series. there aren't the long lines. i have yet to see a wizard costume. customers seem to be driven primarily by a curiosity to see what rowling has in store for them next. take a l
reporting live for us this morning. >> sure. >>> jk rowling, you know, famous author of harry potter, you know about her new book. it's about teen sex, cutting class and class warfare. wait until you hear how many copies have already been sold. [ giggling ] [ laughing ] [ laughing ] [ laughing ] [ laughing ] ♪ but will it last 'til the end. it will if it's lashblast 24 hr with the anti smudge power. through dining dancing drama break ups and make ups. the anti smudge formula holds on. who knew lashes this big and beautiful could last this long. lashblast 24hr from covergirl. don't you wish all endings could be this easy breezy beautiful. >>> bored by the leeks, tired of all the political attack ads flooding the air waves? well, there is a new ad stars samuel l. jackson and designed to wage unenthusiastic democrats. >> we are all on our own if romney has his way and he is against safety nets. if you fall, tough luck. so i strongly suggest that you wake the [ bleep ] up. how about that student loan overhaul, gonna save you thousands of bucks? mitt will cut that [ bleep ] in a second. dude
next, she made magic and millions, almost a billion from the harry potter series for kids. but now will j.k. rowling reel in their parents. we'll hear from the author as she prepares to release her first book for adults. >>> also coming up, a food fight in cafeterias across this country. why students say eating all the healthy food is leaving them hungry for more. you are watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by no no hair removal. you by no no hair removal. the new color changing candle from air wick, brings light and fragrance together, to create a mesmerizing experience in your home. try the new color changing candle. something in the air wick. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for heal
to the final harry potter novel which sold 11.5 million copies in 10 days in the united states. we'll see with this book. she kept the details under wraps. she did mention, though, that she might be willing to revisit harry potter in a new book only if she comes up with a fabulous idea. >> maybe mix the two. 50 shades of harry. >> interesting. >> all right. an idea. >> thanks for joining us. have a great evening.
healthy school lunch guidelines. and from harry potter to a new book for adults only. >>> there has been a major shift in momentum in the race for president. new polls show president obama now 10 points up on mitt romney in ohio which is a key battle ground state. abc news has moved ohio out of the toss up column and into the obama column. that gives the president 255 likely electoral college votes to 206 for romney. 270 are needed to win. both campaigned in the buckeye state today. abc news reporter david muir asked about the poll numbers tonight. >> i'm curious what you would say to some of your donors who might be concerned that this could be slipping away. >> i am pleased with some polls and less so with other polls. but frankly at this early stage the polls go up and the polls go down. >> the president seized on the momentum and linking him to the comments that they are victims who depend on government. >> i don't believe we can get very far with leaders who write off half of the nation as victims and don't take responsibility for their own lives. as i travel around ohio and look ou
healthy school lunch guidelines. and from harry potter to a new book for adults only. jk ♪ just put a little bit of yourself ♪ ♪ in everything you do [ female announcer ] add your own ingredients to hamburger helper for a fresh take on a quick, delicious meal. it's one box with hundreds of possibilities. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant shift in momentum in the race for president. new polls show president obama now 10 points up on mitt romney in ohio which is a key battle ground state. abc news has moved ohio out of the toss up column and into the obama column. that gives the president 255 likely electoral college votes to 206 for romney. 270 are needed to win. both campaigned in the buckeye state today. abc news reporter david muir asked about the poll numbers tonight. >> i'm curious what you would say to some of your donors who might be concerned that this could be slipping away. >> i am pleased with some polls and less so with other polls. but frankly at this early stage the polls go up an
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on amazon and it didn't even need harry potter's magic. j.k. rowling's new book is on sale today, but is it worth all the hype? >>> and where is this rare white whale headed, next. (push button tone)fterno. this is stacy from springfiel oh whoa. hello? yes. i didn't realize i'd be talking to an actual person. you don't need to press "0," i'm here. reach a person, not a prompt whenever you call chase sapphire. get two times the points on dining in restaurants with chase sapphire preferred. >>> good morning. welcome back to "starting point." some top stories to tell you about this morning. congressman todd akin suggested that women could turn off conception in what he called a case of legitimate rape. but he's picked up more support for his beleaguered senate campaign. jim demint and rick santorum are urging voters to back akin and help republicans win the senate. >>> a new york gay couple is suing a conservative group in federal court. they claim the group, public advocate of the united states, stole a photograph of them kissing from their blog and then used it in a mailer to illu
, of course, harry potter. and now, her first book for adults is already a hit. it's called "the casual vacancy." and abc's cynthia mcfadden went all the way to scotland to visit the very usually private writer for a very intimate interview. >> good morning, amy. i started out worried to tell you the truth. it was so intense the book. we had to read the man script pages in the publisher's offices. but it was all okay when we got to meet j.k. rowling. her novel is already becoming a blockbuster. it's number one on amazon.com before going on sale today. before anyone really knows much about what's in it. you're going to get your own first look from the author herself, right now. >> harry potter, confront your fate. >> reporter: it's been years since the last harry potter movie was released. five years since the last book. but the interest in harry potter's creator has not died down. especially as her new non-harry novel goes on sale. i'm holding the only copy of the book in scotland, i understand. this is so rare. i read the manuscript pages in your publisher's office. >> sorry about that
healthy school lunch guidelines. and from harry potter to a new book for adults only. jk >>> there has been a major shift in momentum in the race for president. new polls show president obama now 10 points up on mitt romney in ohio which is a key battle ground state. abc news has moved ohio out of the toss up column and into the obama column. that gives the president 255 likely electoral college votes to 206 for romney. 270 are needed to win. both campaigned in the buckeye state today. abc news reporter david muir asked about the poll numbers tonight. >> i'm curious what you would say to some of your donors who might be concerned that this could be slipping away. >> i am pleased with some polls and less so with other polls. but frankly at this early stage the polls go up and the polls go down. >> the president seized on the momentum and linking him to the comments that they are victims who depend on government. >> i don't believe we can get very far with leaders who write off half of the nation as victims and don't take responsibility for their own lives. as i travel around ohio and lo
to his death. the author of harry potter has a new release that is not for children. >> a prank on iphone 5 customers goes viral. just some of the stories trending today. sons of anarchy actor lewis is dead tonight after he beat his 81-year-old land lady to death. according to tmz, he was just released from jail last week for unknown criminal charges. lewis was also known for roles in the movies "aliens versus predator requiem." he was 28 years old. >>> jk rowling's new book is out called "the casual vacancy" for grown-ups. the reviews have been extremely mixed. this book is expected to top the best seller list very quickly. the readers who prefer to remain in the fantasy world with the potter series, take heart. although she said harry's story is finished, the next novel may be set in his universe. >>> [ bleep ]. >> yep, there's a bleep there. so far this video on youtube has gotten more than 560,000 views. this prankster dresses up like an apple employee, pretends to drop boxes of the new phone in front of people who have been waiting in line for hours to get their hands on one. as
, known for her harry potter books is out with her first book for adults. it is out in stores today called the casual vacancy but this may be the only one for the older set for now. the british author telling the bbs that her next book will be for kids again. could be similar to harry potter as in the same universe but she made it clear harry's story is done. >> bill: not another harry potter. >> could be related. could be in the same universe but not with harry. david blaine, the magician and illusionist is risking electrocution for his next stunt. daily mail reporting he'll stand grounded on a metal platform wearing a mesh suit with a one million vote electric charge. shooting through his body for 72 hours in new york city. any disruption in that ground will instantly stop his heart. they will stream that event on the internet. >> bill: oh, great. good. what's the point? >> i can't wait to see that, man. he might get crispy fried. >> bill: what's the point? >> it is a magic trip. he's going to stand and get
to approach job interviews. find that on making sense. "harry potter" author j.k. rowling's first novel for adults is out. find reaction on our art beat page. and ray suarez moderated a discussion in columbia university on the future of aids treatment. you can watch that on the rundown. all that and more is on our web site: newshour.pbs.org. >> brown: and again, to our honor roll of american service personnel killed inhe afghanistan conflict. we add them as their deaths are made official and photographs become available. here, in silence, are nine more. >> brown: and that's the "newshour" for tonight. i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. we'll see you online and again here tomorrow evening with mark shields and david brooks among others. thank you and good night. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation fo
less likely to have high paying or prestigeous jobs. >>> the new book by harry potter author j. can. rowling went on sale today. not only is -- j.k. rowling went on sale today. not only is it her first full length book, it's her first novel for adults. a casual vacancy is about the death of a local government official and includes references to drugs and sex. the book/no. 1 on amazon.com and is getting mixed reviews. >>> want some tv with those frees? mcdonald's is putting something new -- fries? mcdonald's is putting something new on the menu, television. the fast food giant is launching the m channel in its restaurant featuring news, sports, entertainment, even local programming. right now the m channel is only being shown in a handful of stores, but it could expand nationwide within the next 18 months. >>> coming up a man's facial hair becomes a not so secret ingredient at an oregon brewery. top? >> we have some showers and thunderstorms off to the west. we're okay in the immediate metro area. let me show you radar. some of these are producing hail. we have reports of hail in she
in an apple tv, the harry potter and star wars blu-ray sets and much, much more, making this deal worth $3,111. wayne: congratulations. stand over here for me. all right. now it's everyone for themselves. uh-huh. you know i couldn't just let you leave with those gifts. now, rebecca's got the shoes and the camera, sheila, you've got $800 cash. michael, you've got the 3-d tv, the comprehensive entertainment package. that's all yours. so here's what we're going to do. sheila, would you like to keep what you have, or take curtain number three? you all can take curtain three, so think about it. but i'm asking her first. would you like to keep what you have, the cash, or go for curtain number three? it could be good, it could be a zonk. (audience shouting) -i'll keep the cash. wayne: you're going to keep the cash. rebecca? -oh, my goodness. keep it, keep it. wayne: so you're going to keep the shoes and the digital camera. michael, now this is tough for you, because that tv? -i'm going to keep the tv. wayne: you're going to keep the tv. they've all passed on this. jonathan: you could have won chi
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